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LOTS of career options

We do important work for the Twin Cities region, and seek talented employees committed to providing excellent service, and making a difference in the region.

We offer a wide range of jobs — from operating public transit, to planning for a thriving region, to building and maintaining our wastewater treatment plants, to helping people find affordable housing.

Flexibility and growth — jumpstart your career!

We provide many opportunities to learn and grow on the job. If you want to succeed and grow your career, or explore new areas, we’ll support you with training programs, an individualized employee development plan, tuition reimbursement, mentoring and peer support.

Compensation and benefits

We offer much more than a paycheck! With competitive salaries, excellent health care options, generous paid leave, retirement packages, flexible schedules, training and staff development, working for the Council is an awesome opportunity!

Awesome benefits

Annual Sick Leave 80 to 345 hours
Great Medical, Dental & Vision Plans
Wellness Programs

See the full range of employee benefits

Medical, dental, paid leave, training opportunities and more.

The Council’s employees are key to our agency’s success. In order to attract and retain high quality employees, the Council provides a highly competitive benefits package.  Our robust offerings include:

  • A public pension plan that provides a guaranteed monthly retirement income for life.

  • An opportunity to save additional funds for retirement through the voluntary deferred compensation plan (457 Plan).

  • A choice of two or more medical plans with unique plan design features and employer contribution toward premiums at 80% or more.

  • Dental insurance, life insurance and voluntary vision coverage for yourself and your family members.

  • Most unions have a pre-tax payroll contribution to a Health Care Savings Plan that allows employees to pay for certain unreimbursed health care expenses after leaving Council employment.

  • Free access to professional counselors and a variety of other work/life resources through our Employee Assistance Program.

  • A generous paid leave program for work absences related to illness, injury, or disability and vacation.

  • A bus/rail pass valued at over $1,200 per year (for most employees).

Our “Fit for Life” wellness program supports our employees’ health and wellbeing in many ways.

We provide the classic offerings you’d expect:

  • activity challenges

  • fitness rooms

  • exercise classes

  • health coaching

  • chronic disease prevention programs

  • healthy vending options

As well as innovative programs like

  • no-cost consults with a registered dietitian

  • an on-site Well@Work health clinic

  • worksite gardens

  • mobile mammography

  • multi-faceted stress and mindfulness programs

  • job-specific health skills trainings 

These are just a few samples of the ways we take care of our employees!

We support our employees in growing their skills and doing their best. We deliver courses to sharpen skills in current roles, develop potential for advancement and elevate leadership effectiveness. Our customized services provide training, coaching, specialized courses, and planning and development assistance tailored to the unique needs of Council employees. Our staff brings extensive expertise to the business of learning and development. We offer a vast array of instructor-led and online courses, certificate programs, conferences and speakers covering:

  • Professional Development and Computer Education — learning new skills and elevate your career

  • Project Management — offering a project management development program/certification

  • Supervisory skills — strengthening skills to plan, organize, communicate, monitor and drive for results

  • Management skills — developing effective management skills such as performance management, motivation, team development, and interpersonal and communication skills

  • Leadership — helping employees advance skills to increase effectiveness in leading themselves, others and the organization

Equal opportunities, fair hiring, and a commitment to diversity

We want a workforce as diverse as the region we serve; we appreciate different perspectives and unique talents that help us meet the complex needs of our region. We’re committed to ensuring employees are treated fairly and equally without regard to gender, race, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, or religious or political affiliation.

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